Donald Trump leaves Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Sept. 26, 2019. (Reuters Pictures / Jonathan Ernst)
If you are in a betting mood, bet that Donald Trump will be impeached. And bet that, one way or another, that impeachment will spell the end of his presidency—and, perhaps, the end for the political prospects of his Republican allies.
This is not wishful thinking for Democrats who have never liked Trump. This is practical politics, rooted in precedents from past impeachments and in an understanding of the dire circumstance in which Trump and his defenders find themselves. Impeachment is, at this point, a moral and constitutional duty. But it comes with a political equation.
Trump knows this. He isn’t going to fold easily, or quickly. The country is evenly divided on the question of whether an impeachment inquiry is wise, or even necessary. A desperate Trump will do everything in his power to exploit this division. He’ll seek to defame the whistleblower who has revealed evidence that the president used taxpayer dollars to strong-arm a foreign leader into taking actions that would benefit his reelection bid. He’ll cry “witch hunt.”[…]
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